Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Thursday, September 18, 2008


I have yet to see "Some Pig" in one of my spider webs but I have no doubt that Charlotte and her friends are busy around my place.

You would think a person would learn when day after day they have to walk through another. Usually I have my walking stick to break the webs before I pass through a portal but some mornings, like this morning, I am in a foggy mental haze and, sure enough, find myself awakened by a Charlotte artistic rendering in my face, and eyes and sometimes my mouth. "Phew, phew, spit, spit, yuk!"

We can count on a new web each morning to the right of our front door, so at least I am conditioned to never turn right. Usually Charlotte herself makes a debut in the middle of that masterpiece and our grandchildren can count on seeing her. They do not know that as soon as they are not looking, Granny Annie, The Terminator, knocks the web down and quietly counsels Charlotte to find a new location. No matter, the web is back in all it's glory the very next morning.

One thing I hope is that I never have to confront Charlotte's friends. I know they are humongous because they run single strands across the barn doors that feel like they are made of dental floss. Some morning I hit one and actually bounce back, leaving the strand in tact. I kid you not!


  1. I know exactly what you mean. Every morning there is one between the fence and the vehicles. I usually have picked up the newspaper so I try to swat them away but some morning they are like glue. I have yet to see Charlotte or her friends and I really don't want to.

    PS. I haven't forgotten about my pic. Hubby hasn't taken one yet. Thanks for your patience.

  2. at our place the war is over the Mailbox on the side of the garage, one must eradicate the Web, if one wishs to use the Mail box.---so far I am winning, but there might come a day I go out for the mail and never come back------

  3. Annie,

    I got to thinking about what Gary said about going to the mailbox and never coming back.

    If that same thing happened to Barack Obama, would Michele become a "Black Widow"?

  4. Eeewww, spiders!!
    Eeeewwww, webs!
    We have some honkin' big spiders here, and I don't like them at all.
    I'm not a fan of insects.
    They are cool in documentaries or in books, but NOT in my house or near me!!!
    Avoid those webs, Ann.
    They're sticky.

  5. We returned home recently after a few days being away and there was a web across our front porch that was at least 3' in diameter, with a huge, fat spider in the middle of it. I am so glad that we hardly ever use our front door and I didn't have to wade through that one!!